thank you for your kind words @BOB73 @Richard_P
; - I tried to paint yesterday in my new "studio" and it wasn't comfortable at all. I have spent the better part of today trying to get things sorted. It may have been unreasonable of me to think that I could go from art supplies all over this house to consolidating into one room. The main thing I was struggling with is I bought a taboret (I have been using an old high chair to hold my palette) - I had to buy a cheap rug to cover my carpet cover so that my taboret could roll and not rip up the carpet cover, I was cramped, not comfortable and not pleased.
I realized in my restless sleep that a lot of the problem was a 2nd easel that I never use - it was taking up too much space in this little room but where to move it? I didn't want to get rid of it? I have spent so many weeks getting studio supplies out of other rooms... what to do? That second easel had to go - I also had to assemble a second shelf and squeeze it in somehow to hold various props and necessities... I want my studio to work well for me - to be comfortable for me.
So, without further ado, here is my latest installation today:
that is my taboret that I assembled and that is also my cheap carpet I purchased so the taboret can roll around without ripping my carpet cover
i'm certain there is something I missed in the assembly but that side door doesn't close
the side door is important because it holds the cover to the glass palette
I have 8 studio lights - this is my latest purchase - which makes nine. 9. NINE! None of them are suitable - I much prefer painting in natural light. This is beyond ridiculous.
what did I do with my other large easel you may be asking? well, I moved it downstairs to start another cycle of moving art essentials all over this house again.
and the cycle continues...
"they" (people in the know.... wise people.....creative, genius people...) , say this is important to purge- organize - de-clutter -
Frankly and honestly, I have found it to be an unpleasant task that I have not enjoyed in the least, nor, have I seen any benefits as much as I have tried.
I just want to be painting.